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DISCUSSION: How Do We Ensure Women's Inclusion in Survey Design and Implementation?

Last week, a survey researcher with the LANSA program discussed challenges he faced when conducting surveys with women as key respondents in Pakistan.

When surveying male heads of households, his team found that social pressures and what men considered to be “women’s work” led to an underrepresentation of women’s contributions in survey results. In response, the team developed a new approach to survey administration that improved access to female respondents. (Read more on the Agrilinks blog.)

For this week’s Discussion, we’d like to hear about the challenges and solutions you’ve seen in ensuring women’s inclusion in survey design and implementation. What hurdles have you seen when it comes to gender inclusion? What approaches are effective in ensuring women have a voice?